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What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

Wellness

Banking on Seeds Rare, Diverse and Endangered | Independent Lens | PBS

When <i>National Geographic Magazine</i> reported that about 94% of the world’s vegetable seeds circa 1903 are now missing from the Earth, Taggart Siegel and …

Gardening

9 of the Best Fats to Fuel Your Keto Diet

Just like how carbs can be categorized by good (complex) and bad (simple), fats are another necessary macronutrient that can be argued. Monounsaturated fats actually help lower unhealthy cholesterol while providing us with energy. Getting enough dietary fat can benefit many but especially those on …

Nutrition

I Stole My Pedicurist’s Secret to Smooth, Supple Feet

I’ve spent years trying to get a grip on my dry, calloused feet. I’ve cycled through all the usual methods — and the truth is that none of them are …

Shopping

This 10-Minute Yoga Flow Will Loosen Up Your Tight Hips

Sky Ting Yoga’s Chloe Kernaghan demos moves to release tension in your pelvis.<p>Stuck in front of a computer all day? Spending too much time parked in …

Yoga

The 9 Things We Always Buy at Trader Joe’s

These products are literally always in our kitchens.<p>To say team Domino had a hard time narrowing down this list to just nine might be the …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers even ended up hallucinating.<p>In 2015, a psychologist in Italy figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by …

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

These Yoga Poses Open Up A Chakra In Your Body That'll Help You ~Find Yourself~

Yoga is an incredibly strong mental, physical, and spiritual practice that contains many layers. The physical poses in yoga are simply the surface of …

I'm a Yoga Teacher, and These Are the 15 Poses I Recommend For Weight Loss

Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider shedding fat, getting strong, and losing weight. Even though yoga shouldn't be your <i>only</i> workout if you're trying to change your body and get healthy, it's certainly a great supplemental workout to help you along the way. I've been …

Yoga

This At-Home Vinyasa Yoga Flow Boosts Strength, Flexibility, and Mindfulness

If you're like us, you hear the term "vinyasa yoga," and you immediately picture a long and lean yogi (possibly someone with an intimidating vibe …

12 Famous Fairytale Princesses, And The Real Stories, Folktales, And Actual History That Inspired Them

Disney’s big screen adaptations of fairy tales and folk stories have become as well-known as the original stories on which they’re based — and, in …

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

9 Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa, commonly called anorexia, is a serious eating disorder in which a person adopts unhealthy and extreme methods to lose weight or …

Sculpt Legs and Core With 1 Move — All While Rehabbing Your Knees and Back

Pilates is an incredible style of exercise for a number of reasons, especially because you can completely transform your body while rehabilitating injuries. But the all time <i>best</i> Pilates move ever? According to Andrea Speir, founder of SPEIR Pilates in Los Angeles, it's Knees Off — and you don't …

Exercise

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

Workouts

6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises

The Routine<p>When you can barely squeeze a workout into your day, taking time to focus on flexibility may feel like, well, a stretch. But stretching is …

Yoga

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

30 Fun, Quirky, And Smart Questions To Ask Your Kids After School

If your kids are anything like mine, as soon as they get in the car after school, they’re both starving and usually quiet. (By the way, I firmly …

7 More Ways to Manage Depression Beyond Therapy and Medication

When Deborah Serani’s chronic depression symptoms worsen, color helps to lift the darkness. She finds all kinds of colors by taking a walk and …

Steven Pinker recommends books to make you an optimist

There’s hope for the environment, human progress is dazzling – and the world, according to PG Wodehouse, is beautiful<p>The big prizes go to books on war, terror, cancer and extinction, feeding our morbid curiosity about the gruesome ways in which things can go wrong. But there is an underappreciated …

Books

Yoga Poses That Build Strength for Beginners

This sequence will help yoga beginners build strength in the core, arms, and legs. Incorporating balances and dynamic movement is part of the …

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Botanist David Fairchild grew up in Kansas at the end of the 19th century. He loved plants, and he loved travel, and he found a way to combine both into a job for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>At the age of 22, he created the Section of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction of the USDA, and for …

Southern Africa

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

Nutrition

This healthy burrito bowl recipe is a taco Tuesday dream

Some days, you’re perfectly happy eating your kale and quinoa salad. Other days, you’re just really craving a giant burrito bowl (#life).<p>But instead …

MCT Oil Boosts Energy, Increases Metabolism & Balances Blood Sugar. So Why Aren't More People Using It?

Our brain, hormones, and immune system need healthy fats from the foods we eat to thrive. The trillions of cells that our bodies are made of depend …

Wellness

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 70

Here are some solid reasons many people shouldn't delay collecting Social Security. There are a few cases where delaying can make sense, though. See …